Leaders & Managers

From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.

Get tips, strategies, tool and advice on: performance reviews, preventing workplace violence, best-practices leadership, team building, leadership skills, people management and management training.

In his new book, Death by Meeting, Patrick Lencioni actually argues for more meetings than you hold right now: daily five-minute updates, weekly tactical reviews, monthly strategy sessions and quarterly, off-site idea festivals.
While other hotel companies have floundered since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Marriott has prospered. The reason? Marriott coddles its customers and squeezes its partners.

To astronaut Eileen Collins, leadership consists of four values: technical ability, an understanding of people, openness to new ideas (no big ego allowed), fairness—without even a perception of unfairness.


Leadership is as simple as a drill sergeant’s welcome to boot camp—and as powerful, says Mark Bender, are tired Army lieutenant colonel whose 24 years of active duty ranged from infantry to intelligence. Here are his 10 strategies to stay hungry and keep your troops moving:
Watch “American Idol” for only 10 minutes and you’ll understand what makes the three judges tick. Each owns a classic leadership style with its own strengths and weaknesses. Here’s what we mean:
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Offering employees ample pensions and long-term incentives is important, but it can deteriorate into a “prisoner” mind-set. Find immediate rewards for your best people.
Peter Drucker, that sage of business management, came up with these questions to help leaders of nonprofit institutions not only see the future but shape it. The questions work equally well for government and business leaders.
We’ve all hit slumps, but perhaps none as bad as the one New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter fell prey to when he failed to get a hit in 32 consecutive at-bats.
After summer vacations end, call your team together for a special meeting to review priorities and set projects for the fall and winter.